1/20/21 Democracy and Community Dialogue

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00pm-6:00pm Members of the UConn community are invited to come together on Inauguration Day 2021 for a dialogue on strengthening our democracy. The present historic moment demands robust participation in our political system and commitment to the values upon which it is built. But what do we want our democracy to […]

2/18/21 Encounters: Origins of Hip Hop

Thursday, February 18, 6:00-8:00pm Hosted by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library When was the first time you got down on the dance floor, sprayed paint on an outdoor wall, or listened to rap on the radio? Maybe hip hop has never really been part of your life. Hip Hop is a global arts movement that was started by […]

11/11 & 11/19 Race and Community Dialogue

Wednesday November 11, 6:00-8:00pm -or- POSTPONED: Thursday November 19, 6:00-8:00pm This dialogue provides the opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to discuss, share experiences, and ask questions about race. There are two opportunities to attend: Wednesday November 11 or Thursday November 19. Given the immense amount of diversity on the UConn campus, it is important […]

11/17/20 Dialogue Moderation Skills Workshop

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:00pm – 3:00pm Central to the creation of robust and respectful dialogue is the role of moderator. This workshop explores aspects of moderating both individual and series of dialogues in the classroom. Topics to be covered include the following: • Differences between the moderator and facilitator roles in dialogues • Set-up […]

11/5/20 Encounters: Radical Women Artists

Thursday November 5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Explore questions about how gender has shaped the history of art and how notions of gender have evolved over time. Join a conversation about gender and art as we evaluate the artist Zoe Leonard’s assessment of poet Eileen […]

10/26/20 Encounters: American Dreams

  As ‘American Dreams’ begins its Hartford run, join community members for a special Encounters Dialogue event.  Who gets to be a citizen? Who gets to decide? Monday, October 26   7:00pm – 9:00pm Register via Zoom   Special Guests to be announced… AMERICAN DREAMS It’s a Game. It’s a Show.  It’s America Imagine a […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: The Voice in the Body

The Voice in the Body: Contemplative Practices to Support Dialogue in Online, Hybrid, and In-person Courses     This is the second Q & A in a series highlighting the 2020-2021 ICD Fellowship teams and their projects. For more information on the ICD Fellowship program and other 2020-2021 fellowship teams, please visit the ICD program […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: Vamos!

Vamos! A multidisciplinary dialogue series about intersectional Latinx experiences at UConn This is the first Q & A in a series highlighting the 2020-2021 ICD Fellowship teams and their projects. To learn more about the Vamos! team’s efforts and stay up to date with their events sign up for their listserv at: https://forms.gle/tRE1U8gqJ8ZjAeoD9. For more […]

10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut’s General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected […]

10/14/20 Monuments and Democracy in a Historical Perspective

Wednesday October 14, 7:00-8:30pm Hosted by the Connecticut Historical Society Join us for a discussion on the role monuments play in our community. We will examine three monuments from three different centuries to learn more about how America responded to each monument when it was conceived and how we respond to them today. The monuments we will examine are the Washington Monument (dedicated 1885), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial […]